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Adams imposing curfew at some migrant shelters after Times Square shooting

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Adams imposing curfew at some migrant shelters after Times Square shooting

The Adams administration is cracking down by putting curfews on more migrant shelters — just days after a 15-year-old migrant was cuffed for allegedly shooting a tourist and aiming his gun at cops during a Times Square robbery.

Twenty Housing Preservation and Development-run respite centers across Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx will begin requiring migrants to check in each night by 11 p.m. and to remain inside until 6 a.m. starting Monday, The Post has learned.

The rules will affect more than 3,600 migrants — nearly half of whom are single, adult men.

The directive mirrors standard curfews in place at homeless shelters throughout the Big Apple, and aims to allow for more efficient bed capacity management.

“New York City continues to lead the nation in managing this national humanitarian crisis, and that includes prioritizing the health and safety of both asylum seekers in our care and New Yorkers who live in the communities surrounding the emergency shelters we manage,” a City Hall spokesperson said in a statement. “

NYC Mayor Eric Adams' Administration cracking down by putting curfews on more migrant shelters.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Administration cracking down by putting curfews on more migrant shelters. Edna Leshowitz/ZUMA Press Wire / SplashNews.com

Young migrants stand outside the Roosevelt Hotel, which houses migrants on East 45th St.

Young migrants stand outside the Roosevelt Hotel, which houses migrants on East 45th St. Helayne Seidman

Beginning this week, we will be instituting a curfew policy at our HPD emergency sites, in line with curfews already in place at traditional DHS shelters and NYCEM respite sites that serve migrants and longtime New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. This policy will allow for more efficient capacity management for migrants in the city’s care.”

The Adams administration had been touting plans for widespread curfews for months, and even implemented the rules in January at four shelters.

It marked Mayor Eric Adams’ first major step to address the complaints of neighbors who say they have been assailed by desperate asylum-seekers begging door to door for food and clothes.

NYPD officers stand outside an entrance to Stewart Hotel, that now shelters migrants and iss believed to have housed the migrant that shot a tourist in Times Square this week.

NYPD officers stand outside an entrance to Stewart Hotel, that now shelters migrants and iss believed to have housed the migrant that shot a tourist in Times Square this week. Robert Miller

The sudden expansion to 20 more respite centers comes just days after a 15-year-old migrant staying at a Manhattan shelter allegedly shot a Brazilian tourist in the leg while raiding the JD Sports store in Times Square. He is then accused of firing at NYPD officers who chased him through the busy streets.

Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa and his mother quickly packed up their belongings and fled to Yonkers, where they were arrested the following day, according to prosecutors.

Most of the affected shelters are in Manhattan — including the Imperial Hotel, The Gatsby Hotel and the Redford Hotel.

Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa and his mother quickly packed up their belongings and fled to Yonkers, where they were arrested the following day, according to prosecutors.

Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa and his mother quickly packed up their belongings and fled to Yonkers, where they were arrested the following day. Steven Hirsch

man in white suit holding a gun in surveillance image provided by New York City Police Department Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry

Rivas-Figueroa is accused of firing at a security guard and instead hitting a woman from Brazil in Times Square on Feb. 8, 2024. AP

Five of the shelters exclusively hosts single, adult men, but accommodate nearly half of the migrants who will be affected by the new curfew rules.

The curfews were originally put in place in response to complaints from NYC residents living near migrant shelters and centers, who have been talking for weeks about an “invasion” of migrants knocking on their doors and begging for money at all hours of the day and night.

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